Achieva Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
1659 Achieva Way
Dunedin, FL 34698

With just $99.25 and seven charter members, Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 on Florida’s central western “sun” coast. At the time of this writing, it operates over 20 branches and serves over 140,000 members across several counties in Florida.

The credit union offers various personal depository banking products. Achieva provides high-yield interest bearing checking accounts, if a certain number of monthly transactions are made. In addition to its standard savings accounts, Achieva offers savings options specifically for children, teens, and young adults. Furthermore, its money market accounts have two dividend tiers, yielding better interest rates once a certain account balance threshold is crossed. The terms for the credit union’s Certificates of Deposit (CDs) range from 6 months to 5 years, and its Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are available either as savings accounts or CDs. Achieva also offers Traditional and Roth IRA products, as well as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

Achieva also provides business checking accounts, business savings accounts, and business money market accounts. Its corporate checking accounts vary based upon the number of monthly deposits, but all business accounts (including business savings accounts and business money market accounts) feature online banking, electronic statements, and mobile banking.

In addition to these depository banking products, Achieva Credit Union also offers its members various credit cards, mortgage products, and loan options.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Achieva is open to all US citizens/resident aliens through a donation to the Achieva Foundation ($10 minimum). Membership is also open to those who live or work in the Florida counties of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, or Sarasota. Immediate family members of current members also qualify for membership.
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Long Time Customer

Achieva was called Sarasota Coastal Credit Union when I joined many years ago. My account number had five digits. In all these years I have never had a problem with this institution. The staff has been friendly and efficient, so what more could one ask? Well, I did recently. I wanted to refinance my home and contacted their mortgage agent, Jason Anger. We started the process and it sailed along beautifully until an issue came up that all but froze the process and seemed no resolve could be found. Well, Jason did not give up. He kept digging and calling on other resources and got us to our goal of a closing. I cannot say enough about how grateful I am to Jason and those who assisted in this.

Super IRA CD Rate.

I joined Achieva CU at the end of June, 2018. The 4.2% APY IRA CD is currently the best in the Nation.
From initial contact to funded Roth IRA CD was about sixteen days. It could have been quicker if I asked better questions and did not make assumptions.
If you want to pay "membership" fees by card it must have debit capabilities. They cannot draw from a credit-only card. Also any funding of membership can come electronically from a checking or savings account as long as it IS NOT a money market savings account.
Because my membership fees were drawn electronically from my checking account I assumed the CD funds were being transferred the same way. The funds were my one-time-per-365-day rollover. The funds were not a custodian to custodian transfer.
Aceiva CU sent the funds request by USPS from Florida to California. When I discovered this; I got a cashier's check made out to me and endorsed to Achieva CU for deposit to my Roth account for purchase of the Roth CD. I mailed the check from CA at 3:00 pm "overnight" to Achieva's P.O. Box and had the CD funded in less than 24 hours!

Achieva CU Membership Requirement

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Achieva CU requires a $15 payment to their 'Achieva Foundation,' as stated on their website

Achieva is A OK!

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We financed our last vehicle through Achieva Credit Union. I found their self service desks very easy and quick to use. At the same time, when I needed a live person to assist me, getting to one was equally as quick and easy. We are getting ready to purchase a new vehicle. I will absolutely make Achieva my first stop when I shop for getting the best possible rate.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #60087
Year Chartered1937
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.89%
Return on Equity - YTD13.62%
Annual Interest Income$76MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$2.78B$2.65B
LoansQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$2.07B$1.86B
DepositsQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$2.54B$2.45B
Equity CapitalQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$182.6MM$176.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$18.8MM$13.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$3.4MM$3.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2023vs Q3 2022$0$556K

Rates for Achieva Credit Union are currently being reviewed.



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